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The Inquirer:

“Giant photocopying firm Xerox has admitted designing its color photocopiers so that they put a hidden code on your copy that will help the US government identify you According to Peter Crean, a senior research fellow at Xerox, all his company's laser printers, copiers and multifunction workstations, put the serial number of each machine in yellow dots on the page.

He told the Medill News Service that the dots only show up if you look at the document with a magnifying glass while shining an LED beam on its surface. This will mean that if any document shows up in a criminal inquiry the spooks will be able to track the document to you photocopier. Apparently it is designed to catch crooks who counterfeit money on a photocopier, although it is hard to see how anyone call fall for fake photocopied cash.”

If this is true... Scary!!

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 8:40 PM Life | Back to top


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This isn't exactly news. I've known about it for 20 years. I used to fix them. Everyone else that was trained to fix them knew it as well. Some secret.
Left by Evan on Sep 15, 2006 2:54 AM

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